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Philippine air force holds show

07-07-2012 14:34 BJT

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The Philippine Air Force has held its first show in the sky in 15 years. Despite its aging fleet, a spokesman said, "As we are the air force, we should be flying."

Friday's full display was to mark the Air Force's 65th anniversary. It included a recently purchased Sokol helicopter, 2 attack helicopters and a batch of trainer jets.

Earlier in the week, President Benigno S. Aquino introduced plans to spend 1 billion US dollars on modern defense equipment.

Philippine PTV reports Aquino is going to announce 15 military purchase plans, which the House of Representatives is backing.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CNTV.CN

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